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Patti Lee (Pickens) Riley

July 25, 1944 ~ May 24, 2017 (age 72)

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Memorial Service
June 3, 2017

2:00 PM
Trinity Baptist Church
200 Ash St
Wellston, Oklahoma 74881

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Patti Lee Riley was born on July 25, 1944 in Oklahoma City to Clifford Leroy Pickens and Vivian Ruby (Roark) Pickens-Rodriguez. She passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Frisco, Texas, at the age of 73, following a three year long battle with MSA-C (Multiple Systems Atrophy - Cerebellum) and Spinocerebellar Ataxia.

Patti graduated from Midwest City High School class of 1962. She met the love of her life, Donald Leroy Riley, her freshman year while attending Central State College. They married on January 25, 1964 and had three children. After earning a degree in accounting, she worked as a CPA for many years, including serving as president of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Oklahoma Society of CPA's from 2000-2001. In 2002, she was awarded Outstanding Member in Industry Award by the Oklahoma Society of CPA's. Then in 2005, Patti graduated with her MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma before moving to Texas in 2006. She worked for companies that included Kerr McGee and Epworth Villa in Oklahoma before retiring from Cantex in Carrollton, Texas three years ago when her battle with Ataxia first began.
Patti truly loved her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and great- grandson, James Nash.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Donald Riley, of Frisco, Texas; son, Robert Riley and his wife, Susan, of Tulsa; daughter, Michelle and her husband, Joel Towles, of Corinth, Texas; son, Brent Riley and his wife Christy, of Little Elm, Texas; (5) grandsons, Dillan Towles, of Corinth, Texas; Joel Byron Towles, of Dallas, Texas; Ian Riley, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Caleb and Brock Riley, of Little Elm, Texas; (3) granddaughters, Nicole Nash, of Edmond, Oklahoma Natalie Rousey, of Yukon, Oklahoma,  Megan Towles, of Corinth, Texas; (2) great-grandchildren, Grayson Towles, of El Reno, Oklahoma; RyLee Rousey, of Yukon, Oklahoma; sister, Jane Olson, of Pheonix, Arizona; brother, Mike Pickens, of Oklahoma City, along with numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation. - See more at:

A Celebration of Life memorial will be held for friends and loved ones in Texas from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017  at the Del Webb Frisco Lakes at the Village Center, 7277 Frisco Lakes, Frisco, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Trinity Baptist Church. Local arrangements are under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.

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